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Ravens vs. Giants Live Updates: Score, stats, highlights, analysis

Ravens vs. Giants Live Updates: Score, stats, highlights, analysis

The Ravens and Giants take the field in Week 6 with Baltimore in desperate need of a win. 

The Ravens (3-2) have lost two in a row and have looked anemic on offense.

The team fired Marc Trestman after the loss to the Redskins and in comes Marty Mornhinweg. The Giants (2-3) have won two in a row since starting the season with three straight losses. 

Before the game begins, tune into "Ravens Kickoff" at noon, only on CSN+. (Channel Finder)

CSN Mid-Atlantic is providing live updates of the game, with stats, highlights and analysis.



4:23 p.m. - Flacco had a man open on the sidelines, but overthrew him. That is brutal. 

4:20 p.m. - Flacco goes deep (again) and almot has the TD> but a roughing the passer penalty moves the chains.

4:02 p.m. - Flacco goes deep again, looking for Perriman. Giants almost get an interception, but Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie can't hang on AND defensive pass interfence. Perriman is banged up, but that's a huge gain for the Ravens. 

4:00 p.m. - Kamar Aiken with a huge 22-yard catch on fourth down. Ravens moving. 

3:58 p.m. - Jimmy Smith going out of the game has been great for the Giants, not so great for the Ravens.

3:53 p.m. - T-SIZZLE! Suggs blows past Erick Flowers and drags Eli Manning to the ground. Manning connects with Beckham Jr. on the next play, but not enough for a first down. Josh Brown kicks a 31-yard FG. Giants lead 20-16. 

3:50 p.m. - Odell Beckham Jr. gets open for another big gain. Ravens haven't been able to keep up with Beckham Jr. in the second half.

3:45 p.m. - Justin Tucker drills a 35-yard FG. Giants lead 17-16. Just imagine if the Ravens kicked a field goal on fourth-and-1 the last time down ... They'd have the lead. 

3:41 p.m. - Flacco goes deep to Wallace, and they can't hook up. But like Torrey Smith did so many times in the past, Walalce draws a pass interefence penalty. A heady play from Wallace. That was the fourth attempt at a pass of 40 yards or more for the Ravens today. 

3:38 p.m. - Give the Ravens credit, they are going deep. The Ravens hadn't taken a lot of deep threats in previous weeks. At least they're trying.

3:32 p.m. - The Ravens go for it on fourth-and-1. They toss it to West, who tries to get to the pylon but doesn't have the speed. Giants take over. Another missed opportunity for the Ravens. The second half is playing out like we would expect. 


3:27 p.m. - On the very next play, Flacco connects on a 50-yard pass to Mike Wallace. Ravens now on the goal line. They try to punch it in once. Nothing. They try to punch it in twice. Nothing. They try again. Nothing.  End of third quarter.

3:24 p.m. - That didn't last long. Odell Beckham Jr. gets wide open and runs for 75 yards to the end zone. Welp. He then celebrated not once, but twice. Welp.

3:22 p.m. - Justin Tucker drills a 39-yarder and the Ravens lead 13-10.

3:19 p.m. - The Ravens now have 12 penalties and 5 punts. That is less than ideal.

3:10 p.m. - Ravens pick off Eli Manning. Lets see if they can muster any momentum on offense.

2:53 p.m. - More penalties on the Ravens. In fact, two penalties on one play. Giants now have a first-and-goal at the 1-yard-line. Giants stuffed on the run, then miss on two pass plays. Manning was looking for Odell Beckham Jr., but goes to the other side for an incompletion. Josh Brown kicks a field goal. Giants 10, Ravens 10.

2:51 p.m. - Ravens injury update:  CB Jimmy Smith has been ruled out for the rest fo the game with a concussion.

2:47 p.m. - The second half begins and the Giants pund it up the middle, then hit a slant to the outside for a first down. The Ravens need to find momentum again. They finished the first half letting the Giants dictat the tempo.


SECOND QUARTER: Ravens 10, Giants 7

2:19 p.m. - Giants find the end zone. Manning finds Roger Lewis for a 24-yard TD. The first of Lewis' career. The TD pass was the 300th of Manning's career

2:15 p.m. - Odell Beckham injury update

2:05 p.m. - Eli Manning goes deep downfield to Odell Beckham Jr., who is roughed up on the play. OBJ is down on the field, but slowly gets up on his own. Good breakup from Jimmy Smith.

1:53 p.m. -  Scratch that. Six penalties. Third-and-27. Ugh.

1:52 p.m. - Another penalty for the Ravens. That's five so far. Another fast start seems to be slowing down. We've seen this before.

1:45 p.m. - Second quarter starts with a huge run from Terrance West. The Ravens RB has 55 yards on 9 carries. The Ravens should run the ball more, which we all know. But their best rush attempts come after they've established the pass. This is not a run-first team, but it doesn't mean they can't effectively run the ball. 


FIRST QUARTER: Ravens 10, Giants 0

1:41 p.m. - The Giants finally get to Joe Flacco, and sack him with a tackle around the legs. Ravens fans don't want to see Flacco hit at all, but especially around the legs He looks to be fine, tho. That was just the Giants' fifth sack of the season. That is not good for the Giants. 

1:35 p.m. - Ravens drive stalls following an illegal formation penalty on a first-down play to Kyle Juszczyk, then a holding penalty on a punt. 

1:30 p.m. - The Ravens offense doesn't look too different, but the short passes they were making in the first five weeks are now a bit further down the field. But the Ravens still are clearly pass-first. It helps that the Giants are giving WRs space and not getting adequate pressure on Flacco.

A great point from CSNMA's Brent Harris.

1:20 p.m. - Ravens get into the red zone on a 14-yard pass from Flacco to Kamar Aiken. Ravens go back to Terrance West on the ground. Ravens establish the run early. West gets the ball again and leaps over the top for a touchdown! Another strong start for the Ravens. Can they keep it up? 

1:15 p.m. - Eric Weddle gets a hand on Odell Beckham Jr. after a catch and the Giants WR fumbles. The referees review the play and the call on the field stands. The Ravens get the ball back. A good start for the Ravens. 

1:11 p.m. - The Ravens first drive against the Giants ends with a 23-yard field goal from Justin Tucker. Ravens lead 3-0.

1:06 p.m. - On Third-and-9, Joe Flacco takes a deep sot down field and connects with Breshad Perriman for a 41-yard pickup. One of their biggest plays of the season.

1:01 p.m. - The Giants win the toss and defer. The Ravens will start the game with the ball. Starting hot hasn't been the Ravens' issue. It's continuing their first-half offense well into the second half.


12:40 p.m. - It could be a long day for Joe Flacco. Although Flacco has already been rushed, pressured, tackled and sacked a lot this season, Week 6 could be even worse. With three starting offensive lineman out with injuries and a new offensive coordinator, the Giants' aggressive front-seven could have a field day with Flacco. 

12:35 p.m. - Here's a live look at MetLife Stadium, where a "Hillary for Prison" banner is being flown behind an airplane. STICK TO SPORTS!

11:50 a.m. - The Ravens' Week 6 inactive list is here and it's pretty ugly. Marshal Yanda, Steve Smith Sr., Devin Hester, Elvis Dumervil and a host of other important players are out. This doesn't bode well for a reeling Ravens team. 

11:45 a.m. - Welcome to the Week 6 Ravens-Giants live blog. I am your esteemed host. You can follow me on Twitter, @TroyMachir. Be sure to follow our CSN Ravens Insiders Clifton Brown and Bo Smolka as they break down the action as it happens. You can also follow our CSN Ravens account for all the latest Ravens videos, news and articles. 

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Ravens' Eric DCosta not ruling out taking a quarterback at No. 16

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Ravens' Eric DCosta not ruling out taking a quarterback at No. 16

And with the No. 16 overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, the Baltimore Ravens select.... a quarterback?

Assistant general manager, and soon to be general manager, Eric DeCosta isn't ruling out the possibility that the Ravens use their first-round pick on drafting a quarterback to eventually replace Joe Flacco. 

"I feel like if there is a guy there that we think is really too good to pass up, we're going to take him," DeCosta told the team's website on the chance of draft a quarterback in the first-round. 

Quarterback is just one of many offensive needs for the team. Joe Flacco's stats have been trending downward as the 33-year old is entering his 11th season.


Owner Steve Bisciotti though may disagree with DeCosta.

At his annual State of the Ravens press conference, Bisciotti said, "That’s not really something that we’re worried about right now. We’ve got bigger fish to fry, I guess. I don’t consider that a big worry," in regards to looking at life after Joe. Bisciotti also noted the team would be looking at all options in free agency and the draft for weapons for their QB.

From the sound of that, it appears the team's first choice would be a wideout, but the Ravens haven't drafted a quarterback since Joe Flacco back in 2008. 

The 2018 NFL Draft class has a handful of strong quarterbacks to choose from and not a ton of first-round wide receivers. 

Former Ravens scout, Daniel Jeremiah of NFL.com has predicted the team with take Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield in the first-round. 

"It basically depends on our evaluation and how we feel about the guy, what we think he can become as a player and what we think his upside is and if he's there," DeCosta said

Backup Ryan Mallet is a free agent so the organization will have to find someone to fill the role, whether it's someone on a one year-deal, or the future QB of the franchise. 


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Ravens sign Michael Crabtree to three-year deal

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Ravens sign Michael Crabtree to three-year deal

The Baltimore Ravens have signed wide receiver Michael Crabtree to a three-year deal on Friday according to general manager and executive vice president Ozzie Newsome.

The deal is apparently worth $21 million, according to Adam Schefter.

After being released by the Raiders on Thursday following the signing of Jordy Nelson, Crabtree heads to the Ravens less than 24 hours later.


The 31-year-old is coming off a 2017 season when he recorded 58 receptions for 618 yards and eight touchdowns. In 2016 he posted 89 receptions for 1,003 yards and eight touchdowns.

Since 2015, the Texas Tech product has scored 25 receiving touchdowns, the fifth-most in the NFL. Crabtree and Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown are the only NFL players to post at least eight touchdown catches in each of the past three seasons.


In all, Crabtree has played nine NFL seasons – six of them with San Francisco (2009-14) and three with Oakland (2015-17). The former first-round draft pick (10th overall, Texas Tech) has registered 579 receptions for 6,870 yards (11.9 avg.) and 51 touchdowns in 125 career games (122 starts).

“Michael has played very well against the Ravens, so we know firsthand the attributes he brings to the game,” Newsome said in a team statement. “He is a smart, tough, physical receiver who battles for the ball. We like his temperament and believe he is a good fit for our football team, on and off the field.”

Since he entered the NFL in 2009, Crabtree’s 51 receiving scores rank 10th among active wide receivers, while his receptions (579) are seventh, and his receiving yards (6,870) are 12th.